Good Old Rebel (Unreconstructed Rebel)

Her i huset er første vers af Hoyt Axtons udgave af Innes Randolphs Good Old Rebel min datters helt egen godnat-sang.

På Youtube fandt jeg lige en fin lille hyldest til The Confederate States of America, der i årene 1860 til 1865 udkæmpede en blodig uafhængighedskrig mod giganten i nord, United States of America. Musikken til videoen synes at være den komplette udgave Good Old Rebel. Det fremgår desværre ingen steder, hvem der har indspillet den, men jeg tror vi lytter til Bobby Horton:

Oh, I’m a good old Rebel soldier, now that’s just what I am;
For this “Fair Land of Freedom” I do not give a damn!
I’m glad I fit against it, I only wish we’d won,
And I don’t want no pardon for anything I done.

I hates the Constitution, this “Great Republic,” too!
I hates the Freedman’s Bureau and uniforms of blue!
I hates the nasty eagle with all its brags and fuss,
And the lying, thieving Yankees, I hates ’em wuss and wuss!

I hates the Yankee nation and everything they do,
I hates the Declaration of Independence, too!
I hates the “Glorious Union” — ’tis dripping with our blood,
And I hates their striped banner, and I fit it all I could.

I followed old Marse Robert for four years, near about,
Got wounded in three places, and starved at Point Lookout.
I cotched the “roomatism” a’campin’ in the snow,
But I killed a chance o’ Yankees, and I’d like to kill some mo’!

Three hundred thousand Yankees is stiff in Southern dust!
We got three hundred thousand before they conquered us.
They died of Southern fever and Southern steel and shot,
But I wish we’d got three million instead of what we got.

I can’t take up my musket and fight ’em now no more,
But I ain’t a’gonna love ’em, now that’s for sartain sure!
I do not want no pardon for what I was and am,
And I won’t be reconstructed, and I do not care a damn!

Under Obama-regimet er der i det tidligere CSA opstået en ny løsrivelsesbevægelse., ledet af bl.a. League of the South. Den er endnu ikke særlig stærk, men det kan jo komme.

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